I used to get my hair cut short -- buzz cut -- for years since I was a teenager. But a year ago, I let my hair grow out to sort of a medium length (1970's style sort of), so when I went for a hair cut, the lady saw my hair and asked "you want a scissor cut?" I said sure, so she gave me a nicely styled scissor cut. And they've been giving me scissor cuts ever since. I guess how the hair looks tells them that I get a scissor cut. It's still pretty short but there's more length and texture to it.